I was looking for a rainy spot in Second Life to take some photos and I came across a gallery…yeah I know right? Few and far between these days in world. I was curious and wandered inside, and I found some utterly gorgeous original art work. The gallery is called “grey november” and it’s a real treat if you like some added realism on your artwork. All the pieces are made from real life photographs that the artist Rodriguez Munro has taken around his home town. Then they have been worked on, and had special effects added such as gently moving fog, slow swirling mist, rain etc. Of course I’ve seen animated photos in Second Life many times before, but this is different. Its subtle, you don’t look at it and the effects assault your eyes , the effects draw you into the landscape gently…its really beautifully done. I bought the framed print you see above “red morning”…and its hanging in my SL lounge. I keep finding myself staring at it, it’s very relaxing actually .
This photo was inspired by a poem “in the mists” written by H. Hesse :
Wondrous to wander through mists! Parted are bush and stone: None to the other exists, Each stands alone.
Many my friends came calling then, when I lived in the light; Now that the fogs are falling, None is in sight.
Truly, only the sages Fathom the darkness to fall, Which, as silent as cages, Separates all.
Strange to walk in the mists! Life has to solitude grown. None for the other exists: Each is alone.
Pay a visit and see the photos for yourself, its a lovely place .